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Rosie Banks



I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham and I have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2012.

I act for clients who have suffered an injury or deterioration in their condition as a result of sub-standard care by hospitals, GPs and other healthcare providers. My caseload covers the full spectrum of medical issues, including gynaecological injuries, delays in diagnosing cancer and other serious conditions, orthopaedic injuries and injuries caused during surgery.

Alongside my casework, I have a keen interest in pro bono work and increasing access to legal advice. I currently manage Irwin Mitchell’s involvement with monthly free legal clinics that take place at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester in conjunction with LawWorks.

What inspired you to get into law?

I initially wanted to be a human rights lawyer and to challenge violations to individuals’ human rights. As I gained more experienced I became passionate about seeking to make a positive difference to potentially vulnerable individuals who have not received the standard of public services that they are entitled to.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

Our clients have often been through devastating circumstances before they decide to instruct us to investigate what has happened. Obtaining answers for clients, as well as funds to enable them to access the support they need to gradually get their lives back on track is extremely rewarding.

I also enjoy explaining the legal process to clients in a straightforward manner and making the law more accessible. Legal jargon can often be a barrier to navigating the law, but all individuals have a right to know their legal rights.

What do you do away from the office?

In no particular order, I love running, travelling, cooking (and eating). I can often be found running along one of Birmingham’s canals or trying out a new recipe in my kitchen!